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2016 Toyota Mirai: A fuel cell phenom hits the road running

2016 Toyota Mirai: A fuel cell phenom hits the road running

The world’s car companies are all reaching for the same holy grail: a good-running, zero-emissions vehicle that has long driving range. And is affordable. And can be refueled quickly.

Toyota’s latest entry is an electric-motor vehicle that boasts a range of 312 miles and can be refueled in three to five minutes.

The catch: It’s the Mirai, Toyota’s hydrogen fuel cell vehicle. And it costs more than $50,000.

The Mirai is powered by an electric motor, but unlike the plug-in Tesla Model S, Nissan Leaf or Chevy Bolt, the Mirai’s energy is stored not in a battery but in a tank of hydrogen.

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